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Tips for Soothing Pandemic Anxiety

By: Kate Moschandreas

If you have felt an uptick in your stress levels during the pandemic, you are not alone.

The Covid-19 pandemic has unleashed an obnoxiously long list of new things to worry about: concerns about our own health and the health of those we love, nagging questions about finances and job security, and daily disruptions to our routines and schedules. And our usual coping strategies? Well, now, we stay indoors and steer clear of friends.

The American Psychiatric Association’s recent polling shows that 36% of Americans report the pandemic is having a serious impact on their mental health, with 19% having new trouble sleeping, 12% indicating increased fighting with a partner or loved ones, and approximately 24% having trouble concentrating on other things because they are focused on the coronavirus. So, take heart: if you find yourself tossing and turning at 2 am, consider that one of your friends, colleagues, or family members is probably doing the same.

Kate Moschandreas

Kate Moschandreas

Kate is a couples and family therapist and mental health counselor and has worked as part of the behavioral health department at SBCHC since 2017.